Session 1 - Communicating climate: COP27, what's at stake?

28/10/2022 : 10:00 - 11:00 (CET)

​​​​The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place on 6-18 November in Sharm El-Sheikh. World leaders gathered to negotiate the next steps in global climate action and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. This session looked at the stakes of the next UNFCCC climate summit with the purpose of identifying current bottlenecks and discern the communication dynamics behind global climate negotiations, both in terms of wording compromises of climate agreements and the challenges it implies for public understanding. Are global climate negotiations just a vain battle of words? How do climate conclusions and in particular agreed terms actually affect climate action on the ground? How to ensure public accountability and overcome the lack of public understanding of global climate negotiations? These are some of the questions that were raised during this session as to guide us through a discussion with experts in global climate summits.

Simultaneous interpretation is available in English, French and German.


  • Jacob  
    Jacob Werksman
    Principal Adviser for International aspects of EU Climate Policy, European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action
  • Michael  
    Michael Bloss
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Alison  
    Alison Gilliland
    Dublin City Councillor, rapporteur of the European Committee of the Regions opinion for the COP27
  • Yunus  
    Yunus Arikan
    Director of Global Advocacy - ICLEI World Secretariat